The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

December 12th, 2014 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Habib, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★½

Breadwinner Reflection

The Breadwinner is about a young girl and her life in Afghanistan. Parvana the protagonist struggled under the oppression of the Taliban. The major themes within these books are violence against human rights. The Taliban have been showing violence against human rights because they are treating women/girls unfairly. some examples are not letting women/girls go outside without covering wearing a burqa. The Taliban also treats women/girls unfairly by not letting them go outside without a man to be with them. An important relationship in this book is friendship between Parvana and Shazia because they need to work together to make money.

The author did a good job making me feel like I am in the book because she use many juicy descriptive words. In real life I think the protagonist, Parvana, is like Malala Yousafzai because they both are girls that are forced to follow the Rules of the Taliban. They are also similar because they both did not like the Talibans rules and want the Taliban gone. I think the main character Parvana is believable because there is a similar problem happening in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the real world. In this book the action mostly take place in the middle of the story. The action take place in Kabul where Parvana and her family live. There are many nice and kind actions and many bad and violent actions. I loved this book because it taught me how good or better Canada is comparing to Afghanistan. I know that Afghanistan will one day be as good as Canada.

I found the book very interesting because it has good facts, teaches you about Afghanistan and terrorism, has surprises, has good metaphors and teaches you about the Taliban. I love this book because it was teaching me so much. I also liked the action and the exciting parts. I also found this book a realistic one because there is a similar problem from the book in real life in Afghanistan. I would tell other people about this book because this book was one of the best books I have read.

One Response

  • Owen writes:
    January 13th, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    This review is neat. I have reviewed it and I liked it

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